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CIVL

(CIVL) CIVIL ENGINEERING
SHAHRAM PEZESHK, Ph.D., P.E., Chair
Room 104B, Engineering Science Building
http://www.memphis.edu/ce

A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in all courses that are prerequisites for any CIVL course before taking those courses.

Undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses require an additional $35 per credit hour.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
CIVL 4900-10. Special Topics in Civil Engineering. (1-3). Topics are varied and in online class listings.


CIVL 1101 - Civil Engr Measurements (3)
Theory of measurements, linear measurements, angles, topographic surveys, and mapping with applications in Civil Engineering; emphasis on individual and group problem solving, techniques of data collection and analysis, and project documentation. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: MATH 1720 or equivalent.

CIVL 1112 - Civil Engr Analysis (3)
Microcomputer applications for data analysis, presentation, documentation; emphasis on algorithm design and logic; fundamental numerical analysis; elementary programming. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 1101.

CIVL 2101 - Civil Engr Visualization (3)
Using engineering drawings and computer-aided drafting packages to communicated information and solve engineering problems; emphasis on group work, project documentation, and oral presentation. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 1112.

CIVL 2107 - Civil Engr Computation (3)
Incorporating programming logic into spreadsheet solutions to engineering problems; emphasis on group work, project documentation, oral presentation. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 2101.

CIVL 2131 - Statics (3)
Analysis of two and three dimensional force systems; centroids and moments of inertia; friction. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: MATH 1920, PHYS 2110/2111.

CIVL 3103 - Approx/Uncertainty in Engr (3)
Application of fundamental numerical methods to obtain approximate solutions to engineering problems; application of fundamental probabilistic methods to quantify uncertainty in engineering data. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 2107.

CIVL 3121 - Structural Analysis I (3)
Analysis of statically determinate structures; reactions, shear, and moment; truss analysis; deflections; influence lines and moving loads. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 2107, 2131. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 3322.

CIVL 3131 - Design of Steel Structures (3)
Current design concepts for structural steel members and their connections. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3121, 3322.

CIVL 3137 - Civil Engr Materials (3)
Properties of aggregates, mix design and use of Portland cement concrete, masonry products and construction, use of wood and timber products in construction, bituminous materials and mixtures and other engineering materials. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 3322.

CIVL 3140 - Environmental Systems Engr (4)
Fundamentals of environmental engineering systems with emphasis on the integration of the concepts of chemistry, hydraulics, economics, English, and social sciences as they can be applied to benefit mankind. Three lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 3180.

CIVL 3161 - Transportation Systems Engr (3)
Development and function of transportation systems; operational control and characteristics; system coordination, traffic flow and patterns. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: PHYS 2110, MATH 1920. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 3103.

CIVL 3180 - Civil Engr Hydraulics (3)
Basic principles of incompressible fluid mechanics with emphasis on hydrostatics, conservation of energy and momentum with application on engineering analysis of pipe networks, pumps, and open channel systems. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 2107, CIVL 2131.

CIVL 3181 - Hydraulics and Hydrology (3)
Hydraulics of pipe systems and networks, frequency analysis of period of record discharge, design of drainage systems, open channels, and quantification of precipitation and runoff. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITIE: CIVL 3180.

CIVL 3182 - Hydraulics and Hydrology Lab (1)
Principles of fluid mechanics, open channel hydraulics, and collection of hydrologic data; fluid instrumentation, measurement techniques, data collection methods, and organization of written reports of experimental investigations. Two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3180.

CIVL 3322 - Mechanics of Materials (3)
(Same as MECH 3322). Analysis of components subjected to tension, compression, bending moment, torque; combined loading; Mohr's stress circle; deflection of beams; simple treatment of column buckling. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 2131.

CIVL 3325 - Mechanics of Materials Lab (1)
Materials testing and evaluation. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 3322.

CIVL 4111 - Engineering Economics (3)
Application of economics and decision theory to engineering alternatives in planning, developing, constructing, and managing engineering projects. Three lecture hours per week.

CIVL 4122 - Structural Analysis II (3)
Analytical and numerical solutions for statically indeterminate structures. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3121, 3322.

CIVL 4131 - Intermediate Steel Design (3)
Design of plate girders and composite beams; moment connections; current code provisions. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3131.

CIVL 4135 - Reinforced Concrete Design (3)
Strength analysis and design of reinforced concrete members; floor systems; current code provisions. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3121, 3322.

CIVL 4136 - Inter Reinforced Concrete Dsgn (3)
Design of two-way slab systems; column design including length effects; current code provisions. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 4135, PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 4122.

CIVL 4140 - Environmental Engr Design (3)
Detailed design of one component of an environmental engineering system with appropriate consideration of the interactions with the other components; design standards, procedures, and legal constraints. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3140.

CIVL 4143 - Physical/Chemical Treatment (3)
Basic physical-chemical treatment concepts including sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, neutralization, coagulation, air stripping, dissolved air flotation, disinfection, and ion exchange; application of basic concepts to design of water and wastewater treatment system components. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3140.

CIVL 4144 - Biological Wastewater Treatmnt (3)
Basic biological treatment concepts including biological kinetics, activated sludge, fixed-film systems, lagoon systems, and sludge digestion; application of basic concepts to design of biological wastewater treatment system components. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3140.

CIVL 4149 - Pump Station Design (3)
Detailed design of sumps, pumps, piping, valves, and controls associated with design of pumping systems for wastewater, process water, drinking water, storm water. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3180. COREQUISITE: CIVL 3182.

CIVL 4151 - Soil Mechanics (4)
Properties of soil and rock, including identification and classification, hydraulic properties, consolidation characteristics, and stress deformation-strength relationships. Three lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3137.

CIVL 4152 - Applied Soil Mechanics (3)
Subsurface exploration, foundation types, foundation construction, selection of foundation type and basis of design, earth retaining structures, and slope stability. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 4151.

CIVL 4155 - Pavement Design and Evaluation (3)
Structural design of concrete and asphalt pavements, design of surface and subsurface pavement drainage; performance evaluation of existing pavements; pavement rehabilitation and pavement management. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3137 or permission of instructor. COREQUISITE: CIVL 4151 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 4162 - Traffic Engineering (3)
Traits and behavior patterns of road users and their vehicles. Includes traffic signs and signals, pavement markings, hazard delineation, capacity, accidents and parking analysis. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3103, 3161.

CIVL 4163 - Airport Planning and Design (3)
Aeronautical demand and air traffic control; airport and runway configuration; capacity and delay analysis, geometric design of runways and taxiways; airport access and parking; ground movements and baggage movements. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3103, 3161.

CIVL 4164 - Route Location and Design (3)
Elements of route location and design; emphasis on horizontal and vertical alignment, curvature, gradient and sight distance. Two lecture hours, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 1101, 3161.

CIVL 4166 - Pavement Design/Evaluation (3)
Design of concrete and asphalt highway pavements and low-volume roads; performance evaluation of existing pavements; pavement rehabilitation and pavement management techniques. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3137. COREQUISITE: CIVL 4151.

CIVL 4171 - Construction Engineering (3)
Construction process and project management system; planning, cost estimating, bidding and scheduling construction projects; use of optimization techniques to control schedules and costs; computer applications. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CIVL 4111.

CIVL 4180 - Adv Hydrology/Hydraulics (3)
Current methods and techniques used in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for the design of water resources projects; watershed hydrology, groundwater hydrology, advanced pipe distributions systems, and urban hydrology. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3181.

CIVL 4190 - Water Resource Plan/Dsgn (3)
Application of engineering principles to planning and design of multipurpose water resources projects, various physical components and appurtenances of water resources projects and economic, financial, and social feasibility of various purposes. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3181, 4111, or permission of instructor.

CIVL 4191 - Civil Engr Project (1-3)
Independent investigation of a Civil Engineering problem in consultation with instructor. May be taken for a maximum of 3 hours credit toward graduation. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

CIVL 4195 - Professional Practice/Civil En (2)
Elements of professional practice in civil engineering, including basic concepts of management, business, public policy, and leadership. Ethics, professionalism, and professional licensure. Two lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: senior standing in civil engineering.

CIVL 4197 - Review/Engineering Fundamental (1)
Review of general and civil engineering topics in preparation for taking the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. Six laboratory hours a week for seven weeks. PREREQUISITE: students must be within two semesters of graduation. (S/U).

CIVL 4199 - Civil Engr Design (3)
Design of a civil engineering system. Establishment of design objectives and criteria; synthesis and computer assisted analysis of alternatives; selection of optimum system design; preparation of detailed system descriptions including design sketches and engineering drawings and reports. Must be taken in student's final semester. Two lecture hours, two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3131 or 4135, 3140, 3161, 3181, 4151.

CIVL 4900 - Numerical Opt/Simulation Model (3)
Concepts of numerical optimization and simulation modeling using MatlLab. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

CIVL 4902 - Structural System Design (3)
Practical design of structures and steps involved in a typical structural project. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3121.

CIVL 4999 - Honors Thesis (3)
Under the direction of a faculty member, the student writes and defends a thesis based upon background reading and research on a topic in civil engineering. PREREQUISITE: approval by the Honors Committee of the Department of Civil Engineering.

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